Pitot-static tube

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Pi·tot-stat·ic tube

 (pē′tō-stăt′ĭk, pē-tō′-)
A device consisting of a Pitot tube and a static tube combined to measure simultaneously the total and static pressure in a fluid stream. It can be used in aircraft to determine relative wind speed.

Pitot-static tube

(General Physics) combined Pitot and static pressure tubes placed in a fluid flow to measure the total and static pressures. The difference in pressures, as recorded on a manometer or airspeed indicator, indicates the fluid velocity. Also called: Pitot tube

Pi′tot-stat′ic tube`

(ˈpi toʊ, piˈtoʊ-)
(often l.c.)
a device combining a Pitot tube with a static tube, used to measure airspeed.
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Noun1.Pitot-static tube - measuring instrument consisting of a combined Pitot tube and static tube that measures total and static pressure; used in aircraft to measure airspeed
measuring device, measuring instrument, measuring system - instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something
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The measurement of the mean velocity in the x-direction was executed with a pitot-static tube attached to a manometer inclined at 200 to the horizontal.
The remaining X-31, refitted with a heated Pitot-static tube, flew 21 flights at the Paris Air Show.